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The Bridge (Marge's mask unmasked)

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 11-16-1999 09:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

The Bridge

What is that strange transparent curtain that I see
All around his being, that tries to threaten me
That makes him unapproachable, an island in the sea

From the inside looking out, does he know the curtain's there?
The first part of his character of which I was aware
A mysterious sheltering veil, just blowing in the air

So closely drawn that those outside are able to look in
But cannot reach his heart or understand the man within
A safe, translucent window, to protect him from the wind

Words and music, poetry and books provide an added shield
To mask the heart with all the wondrous beauty that they yield
Sweet aesthetic notions, abundant in the field

Perhaps some day a storm will come and break the shield apart
And withdraw the curtain to reveal the secrets of his heart
A long awaited glorious storm, to squelch the summer parch

When the mysterious veil is lifted, his path is waiting there
A bridge across the stream of life his footsteps never dared
A trestle so precarious to be tread upon with care

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Well done, Elizabeth. This is beautiful.


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Elizabeth ... you take inspiration to the limit with this one. I am complemented enormously. Keep it up, gal.


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Elizabeth,
You no longer surprise me with your work. another excellent poem. Bravo.
 
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